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Taxi Driver Reviews

February 6, 2017
Martin Scorsese's unflinching plunge into the darkest recesses of the human soul feels painfully relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 8, 2016
De Niro ... manages to be as sad as he is frightening. From his general discomfort with others and his feeble attempts at communication, it's possible to recognize the root cause of Travis' inner distress as a terrible longing for approval.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 23, 2012
It's a powerful film and a terrific showcase for the versatility of star Robert De Niro.
May 10, 2011
Bickle is complex, intriguing and never one-note.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 15, 2011
Like Werner Herzog's Aguirre or Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver is auteurist psychodrama.
August 30, 2009
[Scorsese] seems to need scripts with well-designed humor and performers with the spirit of Ellen Burstyn to compensate for what seems to be a fundamentally depressed view of life and the belief that sobriety is the equivalent of seriousness.
February 9, 2006
New York may have changed, but Taxi Driver is as powerful and painful as ever.
January 4, 2005
Martin Scorsese's history-making scald is truly a phenomenon from another day and age. Which is to say, imagine a like-minded film of this decade killing at the box office and getting nommed for Best Picture.
May 20, 2003
You may want to argue with Taxi Driver at the end, and with good reason, but it won't be a waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Since the mid-1970s, the movie has become presciently emblematic of our emotionally diseased, violence-prone culture.
January 1, 2000
The heart and soul of Taxi Driver are twisted in a way that can't be faked or copied.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
One of the best and most powerful of all films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Perhaps the most formally ravishing-as well as the most morally and ideologically problematic-film ever directed by Martin Scorsese, the 1976 Taxi Driver remains a disturbing landmark for the kind of voluptuous doublethink it helped ratify.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A masterful psychological study, the depth of which can only fully be appreciated on repeat viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4